We are a charity on the island, formed in 2005. We are an independent woodland trust without connection to any other trusts.
Our aims are:-
We have 11 voluntary directors, ~100 members and no employees.
So far we have planted over 26,000 trees on the Isle of Man.
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We have taken ownership of Eyreton Woods at Crosby and you are most welcome to visit the woods there. We have also taken ownership of some riverside land in Glen Maye, where our tree planting helped to shade out japanese knotweed.
We have taken responsibility of a 4 acre site near Sartfell, leased to us by the Island’s Forestry department. This is a hill-side gulley which experiences strong winds from the west. We have planted around 450 trees on this site to ascertain which species of tree are most likely to survive on such an exposed site.
Most recently, with the kind permission of Onchan District Commissioners, we have been busy transforming the former scrubland and tip known as Centenary Park into a nature reserve and park replete with trees, wild flowers, picnic area, pond and memorial woodland.
As well as planting a variety of broad leaf trees, a small orchard of fruit trees, and individual commemorative trees – we have worked closely with the Royal British Legion and the Royal Air Force to plant a special area of memorial woodland of 1,267 trees – one for each and every Manxman who lost his life in the First World War.
Please note that we are willing to plant trees on other people’s land and now plant around 2,000 trees every season from the start of autumn until the end of winter on land not owned by the Trust. Please contact us if you wish to have some trees planted on your land.